Matthew Erskine

PLR 201119003 No Gifts Triggered by Trust Transfers to Resolve Family Discord

Erskine Summary: The IRS has privately ruled that transactions between a marital trust and a decedent's children from his first marriage to resolve discord between his surviving spouse and her stepchildren over the management of…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Tax Planning with copyrights for artists and collectors

The IRS treats the tangible artwork and the intangible copyrights as two separate assets, so collectors and artists have an advantage on gifting each separately to charitable and non-charitable beneficiaries for both estate and…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The changes in estate planning and drafting resulting from the 12010 Tax Act

A short summary of the changes required for estate planning and document drafting as a result of the 2010 Tax Act based on the new book out by Harold Zaritsky…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

On Wal Street Column: Evaluating the Success of a Client's Estate PLan.

Summary of how to evaluate the success of a client's estate plan…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

11% return on Repeat Sales for Impressionist Art at N.Y.C. Auctions May 2011

A recent report on repeat sales at public auction bu Mei-Moses show that Impressionist Art has a healthy return on investments of 11%. In doing risk management for art collectors and other owners of unique assets, modeling…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Congressional Hearing on Gold, Coinage

The volatility in the precious metals markets creates serious planning issues for estate planners for collectors of coins and artwork…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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